Adelaide theatre company isthisyours? knows what it’s doing. You’ll chuckle, you’ll get nostalgic — and you’ll leave feeling grateful you’re not going to school on Monday.
The Advertiser ****
Perfectly located in the intimately small Rastelli at the Royal Croquet Club, youare left with nowhere to turn and run. Steele addresses everyone by name, courtesy of the hand written nametags given out before the show, and manages to bring everyone’s walls crashing down.
stories well told
...the audience plays a running game of pass the parcel, and two strangers become romantically entangled in the gloom, a reminder of those first, furtive hookups that somehow never leave us (no matter how drunk we were).
the daily review ****
The Awkward Years is something everyone should see for a night of fun. We’re taken through school discos and that awful memory of throwing back black sambuca...and getting told by your parents that ‘it’s not that they’re mad…it’s just that they’re disappointed.
Some had so much fun they were seeing the show for a second time.
Adelaide Theatre Guide *****
Created by isthisyours? + Dan Koerner
Director: Daniel Koerner
Assistant Director: Clara Solly-Slade
Dramaturg: Steve Mayhew
Composer/Sound Designer: Andrew Russ
Design Consultant: Jonathon Oxlade
Costume Consultant: Renate Henschke
Lighting Consultant: Chris Petridis
Performer: Ellen Steele
16 - 23 September 2016
Arts House, The Warehouse
14 Feb – 1 Mar 2015
The Royal Croquet Club – The Rastelli
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